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Once On This Island
Oct
11
to Oct 27

Once On This Island

Celebrate storytelling with this rousing Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime), comes the Olivier Award-winning Once on This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.

Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune's life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel's heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.

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A Christmas Story, The Musical
Dec
6
to Dec 22

A Christmas Story, The Musical

SPONSORED BY INNOVATIVE TITLE SERVICES

From the songwriting team behind the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage!

Following a successful Broadway run garnering three 2013 Tony Award nominations including BEST MUSICAL, BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Joseph Robinette) and BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul), along with six Drama Desk nominations, and two Outer Critics Circle nominations, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL is set to take historic downtown Sanford by storm!

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The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Jan
24
to Feb 9

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

There's a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park! When Pippi, the “stripper on the run,” comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew.

"A sparkling, sharp irreverence lights up this musical and makes it one of the most laugh-out-loud shows in town." - Broadway.com

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Green Day's American Idiot
Apr
10
to Apr 26

Green Day's American Idiot

CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL PREMIERE!

Green Day's powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion. The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

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If/Then
Aug
16
to Sep 1

If/Then

If/Then simultaneously follows one woman's two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives that we lead, as well as the lives that we might have led. Elizabeth, a city planner, moves back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.

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CHICAGO (High School Edition)
Aug
2
to Aug 4

CHICAGO (High School Edition)

Theater West End's Musical Theater Intensive presents CHICAGO High School Edition.

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.

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Disney's Frozen JR.
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Disney's Frozen JR.

Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.

Frozen JR. is part of our Rising Stars program, specially designed for 2nd-8th grade students with a passion for performing. 

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Ghost: The Musical
Jun
14
to Jun 30

Ghost: The Musical

This iconic musical is adapted from the 1990 Academy Award winning film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. It follows the story of Sam and Molly, a young New York couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

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Carrie the musical (High School Cast)
May
17
to May 19

Carrie the musical (High School Cast)

Theater West End's Musical Theater Intensive presents Carrie The Musical.

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it…

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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
May
3
to May 12

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

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The Wild Party
Mar
29
to Apr 14

The Wild Party

Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 poem of the same name, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party tells the story of a vaudeville dancer named Queenie and a vaudeville clown named Burrs—her passionate and violent lover. Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs' jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage, which eventually leads to his own demise. Queenie is left to decide what is next for her in this violent and tragic 1920s world.

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West Side Story (High School Cast)
Mar
8
to Mar 10

West Side Story (High School Cast)

Join us for West Side Story (High School Cast)! Theater West End’s Musical Theater Intensives are programs specially designed for 9-12 grade students with a passion for performing, and a strong desire to work in a professional setting. These intensives focus on providing students the opportunity to immerse themselves into challenging material alongside a professional rehearsal process, preparing them for their next steps in their theatrical endeavors.

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West Side Story - EXTENDED!
Feb
8
to Mar 3

West Side Story - EXTENDED!

Pulled directly from the pages of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the musical takes place on New York's West Side in the mid-1950s amidst widespread racial and social tension. The show begins as a war is building between two rival gangs fighting over the same piece of turf: born and bred New York boys, The Jets, and Puerto Rican immigrants The Sharks. In the midst of the battlefield are two young romantics, good-boy Tony, a Jet ready to leave the gang life behind, and wide-eyed Maria, the sister of Sharks leader, Bernardo. When Tony and Maria unexpectedly meet and fall for one another, tension between the rival groups only escalates, leading to a bloody and senseless rumble that costs both sides young lives. In spite of the violence, the true story at the core of the show is two lovers trying to find a way to be together—and whether either can survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling to yield.

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Melissa Vasquez in 'Screaming Koalas the Musical'
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Melissa Vasquez in 'Screaming Koalas the Musical'

Theater West End is proud to continue its 2018-2019 Cabaret Series, highlighting some of Central Florida's most talented performers in an evening of musical performances and storytelling. Melissa Vasquez has been telling stories and dazzling audiences for over three years with her fun and heart warming comedic cabarets. Check out her newest cabaret, Screaming Koalas the Musical!

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JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play
Jan
25
to Jan 27

JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play

JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. Josephine shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality in this intimate, charming and haunting cabaret with a twist.

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6 Guitars, starring Chase Padgett - SOLD OUT!
Jan
17
to Jan 19

6 Guitars, starring Chase Padgett - SOLD OUT!

A LOVE LETTER TO MUSIC. 6 Guitars is a pitch-perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. A single performer portrays 6 different guitar playing characters each sharing their own style of music. As the show unfolds, audiences are treated to great songs from each genre that showcase breathtaking musicianship. This sonic feat is done not merely with just one performer but just one guitar as well. There are plenty of laughs too! Each character, from the young rock prodigy to the weary blues picker, shares hilarious anecdotes that only a life playing music can give. These balance out the moving stories each deliver about how music has touched their lives and made them a better person along the way. You don’t need to play music to love this show. You just need to love music.

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The Bridges of Madison County
Nov
2
to Nov 18

The Bridges of Madison County

One of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two-time, Tony Award-winning musical. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges Of Madison County tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It’s an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

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Heathers: The Musical (High School Edition)
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Heathers: The Musical (High School Edition)

Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt... but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

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Disney's The Lion King, JR.
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Disney's The Lion King, JR.

The Lion King JR. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar. The Lion King JR. features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.

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Happy Times: A Tribute to Danny Kaye, Starring Wesley Slade
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Happy Times: A Tribute to Danny Kaye, Starring Wesley Slade

This acclaimed cabaret premiered at The Winter Park Playhouse earlier this year, and has since toured cabaret venues and retirement homes. Come hear Wesley tackle the famous songs of Mr. Kaye - such as, “Anatole of Paris”, “Minnie the Moocher”, “Tchaikovsky”, “Happy Times”, and many more - while giving us unique insights into this famous performer’s life and career.

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The Color Purple
Sep
7
to Sep 30

The Color Purple

Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning triumph bolts joyously to life with soaring music and unforgettable characters. Celebrating the very best of the human spirit “The Color Purple” is an epic tale of 40-years in the life of a family in rural Georgia. At its center is fourteen-year-old Celie. When Celie is forced by her abusive father to marry a cruel farmer, called “Mister,” she is separated from all that she loves. Ultimately, Celie conquers the odds to find her voice and her strength, coming into her own. Featuring a vibrant score, The Color Purple, celebrates the healing power of love and the importance of a zest for life.

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